Danbatta to spotlight client safety on World Shopper Rights Day 2021 – WorldStage
WorldStage Newsonline – The Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC) has concluded plans to carry a particular world press convention to mark this 12 months’s version of World Shopper Rights Day (WCRD), consistent with its targeted regulatory strategy on the patron.
The Fee’s govt vice-president, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, will just about tackle the worldwide press convention on March 15, 2021 from the Fee’s headquarters in Abuja, in keeping with a press release.
“This 12 months’s WCRD world theme, “Combat in opposition to plastic air pollution ”, goals to teach and encourage shoppers world wide to undertake and promote extra sustainable practices that may even deal with the central position that client advocates, governments and companies can play in tackling the worldwide meals disaster. plastic air pollution, ”the assertion stated.
“Consistent with the theme, the EVC will use the worldwide press convention to showcase the NCC’s initiatives on the administration of digital waste (e-waste) and different hazards within the nation.
“Throughout the press convention, he may even spotlight the Fee’s initiatives to make sure accessible, reasonably priced and out there telecommunications companies to Nigerian telecommunications shoppers, whereas additionally delving into different initiatives by which the Fee protects, informs and empowers shoppers.
“The spotlight of the press convention would be the launch of the NCC Shopper Handbook, a doc that gives important info on client rights and privileges and on how shoppers can search redress when their rights are violated by service suppliers or any actor within the ecosystem.
“It must be recalled that the Fee declared 2017 ‘Yr of the patron’ to underline the emphasis positioned on the first place of subscribers of telecommunications companies in its regulatory agenda. The 12 months was devoted to highlighting the patron not solely as a key stakeholder, but additionally as a very powerful determine within the telecommunications ecosystem.
“With over 200 million cell phone subscribers and over 150 million web customers within the nation, the Fee has, through the years, demonstrated its dedication to defending telecommunications shoppers, thereby makes probably the most consumer-centric public establishments within the nation.
“The WCRD is well known on March 15 every year with the goal of elevating consciousness world wide about client rights and desires. The WCRD was first celebrated in 1983 and has grow to be an necessary annual event to mobilize civic motion and solidarity throughout the worldwide client motion.
“The Day offers a chance to advertise the elemental rights of all shoppers, to demand that these rights be revered and to guard them in opposition to market abuse and social injustice. “